Registration Methods of Occlusal Vertical Dimension in Dentate Patients: Systematic Review

2021 • Volume 15 • Issue 2

Olivia Alatorre Castorena; José Velasco Neri; Verónica Manteca López; Daniel Llamas Haro & Andréa Dolores Correia Miranda Valdivia



Occlusal Vertical Dimension is the distance between an anatomical point in the maxilla and another on the mobile part of the mandible when the teeth are in occlusal contact. Obtaining this record determines the vertical space necessary for the rehabilitation of patients. Nowadays there are different methods for the record of the Occlusal Vertical Dimension, in this study the following were analyzed: physiological methods and mechanical methods. The objective was to do a systematic review of the registration methods to determine the Occlusal Vertical Dimension in dentate patients. Scientific information was collected from May 2019 to July 2020 in different electronic databases, finding a total of 13,948 articles, after eliminating repeated articles, by title, by abstract and by PICO methodology, a total of 24 articles were selected for analysis and classification. More than one author mentions that there is no universally accepted or exact method for determining Occlusal Vertical Dimension. A combination of several methods of Occlusal Vertical Dimension registration is suggested; it should be considered the most appropriate way to achieve a more accurate registration.

KEY WORDS: vertical dimension of occlusion, anatomic landmarks, dental occlusion, vertical dimension.


How to cite this article

ALATORRE, C. O.; VELASCO, N. J.; MANTECA, L. V.; LLAMAS, H. D. & VALDIVIA, A. D. C. M. Registration methods of occlusal vertical dimension in dentate patients: Systematic review. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(2):397-402, 2021.


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